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Mozart’s “Effect” on Us: A review of an aspect of music and cognition

Vincent P. de Luise New Haven, Connecticut   Portrait of Wolfgang Mozart For decades, neuroscientists have explored whether there exists a causal relationship between listening to music and enhancement of cognitive ability. Does music make one smarter? Can listening to music lead to more memory and greater intellect? Does listening specifically to the music of […]

Euterpe Deconstructed: Reflections on the health, illness, and legacy of Wolfgang Mozart

Vincent P. de Luise   Wolfgang Mozart, age 26, by his brother-in-law Joseph Lange (1782-1789). Who was Mozart? Of course, we all know his music. The music! That music, so refined and richly textured, melodic, timeless, ineffably beautiful, and sublime. But, who was Mozart? Who was the man behind those genius creations? So much has […]